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First Nations need sufficient, predictable and sustained funding’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) March 23, 2017 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that new fiscal relationships with First Nations are important for the federal government. “Sufficient, predictable and sustained funding is crucial for effective advocacy and participation in nation-to-nation relationships,” says Grand Chief Madahbee commenting on yesterday’s federal budget. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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NACCA Announces Gerry Huebner as Chief Strategy Officer

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017  – The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry Huebner as Chief Strategy Officer. Gerry graduated from Trent University in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Queens University in 1986. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Natural gas pipeline agreements with First Nations – BC Gov’t

March 23, 2017 VICTORIA – The B.C. government has entered into 64 natural gas pipeline benefits agreements with 29 eligible First Nations (more than 90%) located along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes. These agreements are helping to establish long-term working relationships that include sharing benefits associated with the natural gas pipelines and providing support […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20172 Views

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GN reacts to the 2017 federal budget

Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 22, 2017) – Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tabled the Government of Canada’s 2017 budget plan “Building a Strong Middle Class.” “Nunavut faces unique challenges, especially related to housing and energy,” said Finance Minister Keith Peterson. “We have encouraged the federal government to invest in these areas for some time. This […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Social work students bring their research to the community – U Regina

March 23, 2017 There is a clear community connection with the research being done by the faculty of social work. Some graduate students will have their research showcased by community organizations in Regina and Saskatoon on Friday, March 24. In Regina, three graduate students will share their research at the United Way from 9:00 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Indspire Applauds Government of Canada Commitment to Indigenous Education

OHSWEKEN, ON, March 23, 2017  – Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire, applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement that it will invest $5 million per year for the next 5 years in Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program. The funds will total $40 million, which includes $3 million annually for matching contributions from […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Half of disconnected electricity customers have been reconnected after ban: OEB – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 23, 2017  TORONTO _ The Ontario Energy Board says that one month after a ban on winter electricity disconnections took effect, about half of the affected customers remain disconnected. The provincial government last month banned electricity distribution companies from disconnecting people’s electricity for non-payment during the winter. Service had to also be […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Federal Budget Focus on Infrastructure and Reconciliation

Released the same day as the provincial budget, today’s 2017-18 federal budget had a positive outlook with a focus on infrastructure and support to Indigenous communities. Last year, the Canadian government invested $1.9 million over five years to support key national cultural institutions.  This year, the government will increase its investment to $1.8 billion over […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Child intervention panel seeks real change in backlogged system – Cochrane Eagle

Mar 23, 2017 Cochrane’s MLA is part of a comprehensive review of the province’s child protection services to help streamline a system weighed down by bureaucracy. Banff-Cochrane NDP MLA Cameron Westhead is one of 11 all-party members who sits on the review panel. Dr. Peter Choate, Bruce MacLaurin and Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson, experts in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Indigenous Communities Get Clean Energy Boost in Budget, New Network

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017  – Indigenous communities in Canada are at the forefront of the transition to a clean energy economy, representing an investment of more than $30 billion in the past five years alone, and leaders in the Indigenous Clean Energy sector have two more reasons to celebrate this week: on Wednesday the federal […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Reconciliation needs ongoing effort – The Chronicle Journal

The Valhalla Inn Ballroom was filled to capacity Wednesday morning as guests settled in to hear about eliminating racial discrimination during Diversity Thunder Bay’s 11th anniversary Celebration Breakfast. The breakfast took place in conjunction with the City of Thunder Bay and the Anti-Racism and Respect Advisory Committee on the United Nations International Day for the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Media Advisory – CRTC to hold a hearing in Gatineau, Quebec

WHEN: Monday, March 27, 2017 WHERE: Conference Centre, Phase IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Outaouais room, Gatineau, Quebec TIME: 9:00 a.m. OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, March 23, 2017 – The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will hold a public hearing in Gatineau, Quebec from Monday, March 27, to Wednesday March 29, 2017. At this […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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2017 Premier’s Council of Federation Literacy Award

23 March 2017 Public Service Announcement Premier Peter Taptuna is seeking nominations for the 2017 Council of Federation Literacy Award. The Council of Federation Literacy Award honours adults who support, encourage and share ways to strengthen literacy skills with others. Nominations are now open for the 2017 Nunavut award recipient. Nominate someone who has gone […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20173 Views

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Air Inuit: New Collective Agreement After Two Years of Talks

Laval, March 22, 2017 – The roughly 160 pilots and flight attendants employed by Air Inuit ratified a new collective agreement that guarantees industrial peace with the air carrier until 2023. Non-monetary and monetary clauses will be enhanced in the new contract. Teamsters Local Union 1999 has represented Air Inuit workers since 1996. Negotiations, which […]

by aanationtalk on March 23, 20175 Views

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The Bank of Canada Releases Its Annual Report for 2016

23 March 2017 The Bank of Canada’s Annual Report for 2016 was tabled in the House of Commons today. The Report will be available at 12:00 (ET) on the Bank’s website. For more information, please contact Media Relations at 613-782-8782. Media Relations 613-782-8782 Ottawa, Ontario NT3

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20172 Views

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Thursday Thinkpiece: McMahon on the Excruciatingly Gradual Civilization of Canada’s Legal System – Slaw.ca

Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Why Did It Take So Long for Indian […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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CSIF and imagineNATIVE 4th Annual Mentorship Program: Call For Applicants in Alberta

Make a short film for imagineNATIVE 2017! Application Deadline: Monday, April 3 by 5:00pm Are you an emerging Indigenous media artist living in Alberta? Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Explore filmmaking through the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers’ workshops, equipment and facilities. Shoot and edit your ideas to film, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20172 Views

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Deadline Extended For First Nations Art Submissions – Woodland Cultural Centre

The deadline has been extended for First Nations Art 2017 submissions to APRIL 14 BY 4:00PM! Be sure to get your submissions in to be a part of the longest running annual exhibition in Canada. For more details on how to submit your works, please visit: http://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/call-for-entry-be-a-part-of-first-nations-art-2017/. NT5

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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On the road to a solid career: Aboriginal students learn road-building skills

March  25, 2017 CAMPBELL RIVER – The Province is providing $95,000 so 10 Aboriginal students in the Campbell River-area can learn the skills needed for employment in the British Columbia road building and forestry machinery sector. The program is being delivered through a partnership with Nanwakolas Council and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Participants will complete […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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A Blueprint For Fixing Post-Secondary Education – The Tyee

Finland offers lessons on making education work for students, staff and country. Canadian post-secondary education can’t continue on the same path it has followed for the last 25 years or so. As a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives points out, just in the past 15 years college tuition has doubled, university […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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$7 billion for child care, and other takeaways from Trudeau’s ‘woman-friendly’ budget – Chatelaine

The 2017 budget includes more flexibility around parental leave and $100 million aimed at getting a national strategy that prevents gender-based violence off the ground. In the past few weeks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government emphasized that the 2017 budget would have a focus on women. From a huge investment in child care to funds […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Lucy Lafferty Receives Wise Woman Award

March 23, 2017 Since 1992 the Status of Women Council Northwest Territories (NWT) has presented the Wise Women Award to recipients, who are role models, who demonstrate wisdom, perseverance and dedication while standing up for women, children and families in our communities. They strive to make the North a better place to live, work and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Federal budget: ‘How much is coming to Victoria?’ – Times Colonist

March 23, 2017 The federal government will create a $11.2-billion national housing strategy over the next decade, but critics say those who are struggling to find housing won’t see any of that money for years. In tabling his 2017 budget on Wednesday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau touted the housing spending as the “largest single commitment […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Refugees, reconciliation focus of spring break activities at Museum

Free admission all week for children 12 and under Winnipeg – March 23, 2017 – Young visitors will connect with Canada 150 themes of reconciliation, diversity and inclusion during spring break at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), through art projects, storytelling, music and crafts. Children aged 12 and under get free admission from […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Anishinabek Educational Institute open house this Friday – BayToday.ca

‘We have smaller classes at the Anishinabek Educational Institute’ Everyone is welcome to attend the Anishinabek Educational Institute open house this Friday to see what the higher learning institute has to offer. “We have smaller classes at the Anishinabek Educational Institute,” says Director Murray Waboose. “We have one on one tutoring, and offer blended delivery […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada applauds tourism announcements in Federal Budget 2017

March 22, 2017, Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) applauds the support and sustainable funding announcements for tourism in Federal Budget 2017. As a part of today’s budget announcements, the government will invest $8.6 million in funding over four years starting 2017-18 through the department of Indigenous and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Policy, not words, needed to help First Nations – Medicine Hat News

March 23, 2017 Re: “Comments on residential schools were a slap in the face,” March 14 What a wonderful editorial comparing the Holocaust to Canada’s residential schools! I guess I already knew that exterminating over 6 million Jews was a major bad thing. What never crossed my mind until today was to compare that with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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CMA: Federal Budget Promises 1,600 New Jobs for Youth

OTTAWA, March 22, 2017 – In a cautious budget considered by some as a “no new-spending budget,” the heritage sector may be one of the few recipients of good news. The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is pleased with the announcement of an increase over the next three years to the Young Canada Works (YCW) program, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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FSIN: Federal Budget could Have A Positive Impact if Funding Doesn’t Get Held Up in the Bureaucracy

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive are optimistic about the the 2017 federal budget’s investments in First Nations education, health, justice and infrastructure. These investments could help to narrow the gap between First Nations and the rest of Canada if the funding flows efficiently and effectively out to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20172 Views

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MP Charlie Angus fears new money for Indigenous communities will have trouble getting ‘out the door’ – CBC

Meanwhile, Sudbury Liberal MP calls new investment towards Indigenous communities a ‘priority’ Mar 23, 2017 The federal government vows to spend $3.4 billion over five years on the critical needs of Indigenous communities, but there are doubts over whether all that money will come through. “It’s a good promise,” Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus said. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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More Tickets Available! JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, hosted by Bruce Cockburn, moves to larger Southam Hall, National Arts Centre

Friday, March 24, at 10am Toronto, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that due to a booking conflict, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle co-presented by SOCAN & Yamaha Canada Music in association with the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), will now take place in Southam Hall at the National Arts […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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WAG Announces Indigenous Advisory Circle

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 23, 2017:  The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to announce Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte as co-chairs of the newly formed Indigenous Advisory Circle. The Circle will give voice to Indigenous people (Inuit, First Nations and Métis), and provide leadership and counsel in the development and planning of related WAG […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Fraying at the edges – The Coast

Former member say that in its effort to plan for the future, the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia is forgetting about the HIV-positive people it’s supposed to serve. There were more people at the zombie walk last year than the AIDS walk. Dressed in tattered costumes and gruesome make-up, over 100 people shambled around the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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SSHRC-funded project to help ensure Indigenous communities are equal partners in research – McMaster Daily News

March 22, 2017 Two McMaster researchers have been awarded funding from the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for a project aimed at identifying the resources Indigenous peoples need to be equal partners and leaders in social science research within their own communities. Michelle Dion, Associate Professor, Political Science and Chelsea Gabel, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20171 Views

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Carleton Applauds Federal Government’s Innovation and Skills Investment

March 22, 2017 Carleton University praised the federal government’s commitment in today’s budget to innovation, skills development, research and support for students. “These commitments continue a welcome focus on the importance of evidence-based research that helps solve pressing challenges in Canada and around the world,” said Rafik Goubran, acting vice-president (Research and International). “The future […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20174 Views

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APPA Notice of Meeting March 28 & March 29, 2017

March 28, 2017 9:00 AM Study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples J.R. (Jim) Miller, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Saskatchewan (As an Individual) Room 160-S, Centre Block March 29, 2017 6:45 PM Study on the new relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples John Morrisseau, Member of […]

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Provincial budget cut “will neither define us nor diminish us,” University of Saskatchewan president says

SASKATOON — University of Saskatchewan President Peter Stoicheff expressed deep concern over the 5.6 per cent budget cut to the university in the 2017-18 provincial budget announced today, but affirmed the U of S is committed to serving the people of the province in ways that continue to promote economic growth and a better quality […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20174 Views

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Lakritz: NDP have a big budget, but they’re fixing what’s wrong with Alberta – Calgary Herald

March 23, 2017 “Orange is the New Broke.” That was the meme circulating on social media after the NDP brought down its budget last week. Go ahead. Condemn the NDP for cleaning up the mess created by the 44-year Tory dynasty. Condemn the Notley government for believing it’s far better to have a fiscal deficit […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20174 Views

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Curve Lake First Nation still waiting for funding to fix water system, despite promises in two consecutive federal budgets – The Peterborough Examiner

Although the federal government’s 2017 budget includes money for First Nations health care and housing, one local chief says she doubts her people will benefit. Chief Phyllis Williams of Curve Lake First Nation says she’s not holding out hope for federal funding. She said that’s because the feds have yet to make any progress on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20176 Views

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OIPRD 2015-2016​ Annual Report

DIRECTOR’S NOTE I have had the distinct pleasure of serving as the Independent Police Review Director in Ontario for the past six years. This past fiscal year has been an especially interesting year for policing and police oversight in Ontario with the government’s review of the three civilian oversight agencies; impending changes to the Police […]

by aanationtalk on March 23, 20177 Views

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MMIWG: Does Standing Apply to You?

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21-Year-Old Ryan Paul BEAULIEU Reported Missing in High Level

High Level, Alberta: High Level RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 21 year old Ryan Paul BEAULIEU. His family reported him missing on March 22, 2017 with indication that he had not been seen since just after midnight, March 18, 2017 in High Level, Alberta at the Stardust Bar. View Photo Attempts this […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20176 Views

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CHRA Applauds Social and Affordable Housing Announcements in Budget 2017

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association today applauded the announcements related to social and affordable housing announced by Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the 2017 federal Budget. The initiatives announced in Budget 2017 closely mirror the recommendations put forth by CHRA in its submission to the 2016 National Housing Strategy consultation. Among the key measures […]

by aanationtalk on March 23, 20176 Views

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Habitat for Humanity Canada applauds the government on historic investments in affordable housing

March 22, 2017 Toronto, ON. – Habitat for Humanity Canada is applauding the government for making historic investments in affordable housing. Today’s federal budget provides the necessary fuel to support the implementation of a National Housing Strategy. Habitat is pleased that the budget invests in a range of initiatives designed to build, renew and repair […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20174 Views

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Henvey Inlet First Nation election results – My Parry Sound Now

March 23, 2017 The results are in from the Henvey Inlet First Nation election. Wayne Mcquabbie has once again been elected Chief, through the process of acclamation. The six councillors are Tony Solomon, Patrick Brenna, Lionel Fox, Genevieve Solomon Dubois, Brenda Contin and Carl Ashawasagai. 348 ballots were cast in the election. Read More: http://www.myparrysoundnow.com/23618/henvey-inlet-first-nation-election-results/

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Students Commend Government for Strong Measures Supporting Indigenous and Mature Learners in Budget 2017

OTTAWA, March 22, 2017 – The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) commends the government’s continued support for making post-secondary education accessible to all Canadians. Budget 2017 introduces significant new funding for mature students, students with dependents and Indigenous learners. These targeted investments promise to help more Canadians take advantage of the lifelong benefits of […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20175 Views

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Development in Canmore at crossroads – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Mar 23, 2017 It may seem like a lot of development proposals in and around Canmore are currently being floated and the result has been significant concern among community members over the cumulative impacts of future growth on all aspects of life in the Bow Valley. Yellowstone to Yukon program director Stephen Legault said it […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20173 Views

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Federal budget reaction: Progress on climate; Long way to go on nature – WWF

March 23, 2017 TORONTO, March 22, 2017 — In response to the federal budget released today, WWF-Canada president and CEO David Miller issued the following statement: “Building on the progress of last year’s budget in prioritizing climate change and marine protected areas, Budget 2017 includes a variety of tools that will make meaningful climate action […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20175 Views

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FPAC: Forest Sector sees some Opportunities in Federal Budget

March 22, 2017 March 22, 2017-OTTAWA: Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) sees some opportunities for Canada’s forest products sector in today’s federal budget. In the budget tabled by Finance Minister Bill Morneau today, he earmarked: $1.8 billion to support clean technology. It is critical that the forest products sector is central to the government’s […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20173 Views

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$7 million Community Poverty Reduction Fund – Vancouver Foundation

March 22, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province has announced investment of $24 million to support community programs, increase access to fresh food, offer dental and hearing care for B.C.’s most vulnerable children, and provide $7 million for a new Community Poverty Reduction Fund administered by Vancouver Foundation. The Community Poverty Reduction Fund is designed to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20174 Views

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